International Yoga Day

 

International Yoga Day (or just Yoga Day) is observed every year on the 21st of June. It was declared by the UN General Assembly on 11th December 2014. Yoga is a mental, physical and spiritual discipline or practice that has its origins in India. The day of 21st June was suggested by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the UN because it is the longest day of the year. The day also has special relevance in several different parts of the globe. The draft resolution was introduced in the General Assembly by India’s Permanent Representative. The draft received support from 177 members and they adopted the text without a vote. Many international leaders supported this initiative. The resolution as co-sponsored by 175 countries, which is the highest number of co-sponsors for a UN General Assembly resolution of such a type.

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